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Press Release -- September 5th, 2019
Source: AT&T
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Banners to Backpacks

Today’s sign is tomorrow’s backpack

We turn banners from events like the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am into backpacks filled with school supplies to support local students.

2,500 students head back to school with AT&T upcycled backpacks – Sept. 5, 2019

As families get ready for the new school year, we’re providing backpacks filled with school supplies to students in need. This year, 2,500 students in Texas and California received backpacks through AT&T’s Banners to Backpacks program.

AT&T is committed to supporting students, caring for the environment, and helping the communities where we live and work. One way we bring those commitments to life is by upcycling materials from AT&T-sponsored events. Upcycling is the process of taking material in its current form and transforming it into something new. In 2019, AT&T is upcycling more than 50,200 sq ft of material from events across the country. (That’s enough to cover the Statue of Liberty from heel to torch about 3 times!) Almost 20,000 items are being created from the upcycled material, and over 300 employees have volunteered to support the program.

This year’s backpacks were created with materials from the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, held in Monterey, California, and AT&T Byron Nelson, held in Dallas, Texas. We worked with 14 nonprofits to distribute them to students in those communities.

Here’s to the start of a great school year!

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